Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Transportation Industry Entrepreneur Launches Organic Nonprofit

Nicole Mitchell, founder of M7 Marketing, Inc., a full-service transportation and organic solutions company based in Omaha, Neb., has launched My Organic Nation, a nonprofit resource to help educate and build relationships among producers and consumers of organic foods.

“The idea for My Organic Nation came from talking with individuals from all levels of the organic industry, from producers to millers to consumers,” said Mitchell. “The response to having a central connection point for information, education and resources to promote organic information sharing and sustainability locally in Omaha and beyond has been overwhelmingly positive.”

In addition to Mitchell, five board members serve an advisory role for the organization. Advisory board members are Erin Berryman, vice president of sales and marketing for M7 Organic Solutions; Glen Borgerding, organic crop consultant and nutrient management specialist; Nicky Giusto from Central Milling, a leading producer of organic and conventional flour; Joe Roberts of Roberts Seed, Inc., a marketer of seeds and organically grown grain; and David Vetter, president of Grain Place Foods, named the 2011 Organic Farmers of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service.

The mission of My Organic Nation is to serve as a common ground and connection point for organic producers, retailers and consumers who have an interest in the production, marketing and consumption of organic foods. Through the website, www.myorganicnation.org, visitors will be able to participate in a community forum, read organic news from local, regional and global experts and view a calendar of organic-focused events.

“My professional interest in organics began about five years ago when I started to learn more about the process in the work I did in the transportation industry,” said Mitchell. “I then converted my family of seven to an organic lifestyle, and it has had a huge positive impact on our lives.”

My Organic Nation encourages community involvement every step of the way To learn how you can become involved, visit www.myorganicnation.org.

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